KZN Yearling Sale Ends With Mixed Results

July 4, 2011

The recent Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale ended with mixed results.  The aggregate for the sale was R7.802 million, down on last year’s aggregate of R7.973 million. By contrast, however, the sale’s average increased slightly from last year’s price of R43 568 to R45 626.

The 2011’s sale topping price of R310 000 was up considerably on last year’s highest priced lot of R220 000, however the not solds increased this year from 59 to 61.

The two day sale saw 171 of the 247 yearlings sell, with 15 withdrawals and 61 horses failing to make their reserves.

Leading vendor at the sale, by aggregate, was Boland Stud. The farm sold all 12 of its yearlings for an aggregate of R960 000. Leading vendor by average (three or more sold) was Backworth Stud. The breeders of the G1 winner Chocolicious sold four of their five offerings for an average price of R108 750.

    The Dubai based outfit, VIP Thoroughbreds, were leading buyers at the sale. They purchased four horses for an aggregate of R500 000. Their top priced lot was lot 222, a handsome son of the Storm Cat stallion Mogok, sire of top international filly Gypsy’s Warning. Named Luxardo, the colt, consigned by Backworth, was bought for R200 000.

Former Eclipse Champion and Breeders Cup Mile winner, Miesque’s Approval, topped the sires list at the sale. Second leading first season sire this year, the stallion sold 19 of his 22 offspring on sale for an aggregate of R845 000.

Leading sire by average was the ever green sire Muhtafal. The son of Mr Prospector had all three of his yearlings sell for an average price of R150 000.

Held for the first time at the Suncoast Casino, the sale was topped by a Right Approach colt. Consigned by Daytona Stud, lot 128 goes by the name of Lockup And Go.  Out of the stakes placed mare Pacific Typhoon, the colt was knocked down to Jonsson Holdings (Pty).

Post-Auction news courtesy of Sarah Whitelaw.

A full list of results is available at